The death toll from the natural disaster and tsunami which devastated Indonesia's Sulawesi island has topped 1,700, as officials fear another 5,000 people could be missing.
Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the quake and tsunami that struck a central island last week has increased slightly to 1,424.
But the biggest killer was probably soil liquefaction, which happens when a powerful quake turns the ground into a liquid mire and which obliterated several Palu neighbourhoods.
Besson said the team was unable to reach the victim, who was trapped under thick concrete.
The 7.5 magnitude quake on September 28 brought down shopping malls, hotels, and other buildings in the city of Palu, while tsunami waves smashed into its beachfront. We have to be very careful to avoid contamination, ' Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for Indonesia's search and rescue effort, said from Palu.
Rocked by back-to-back disasters of an quake and a tsunami, the scale of the devastation on Sulawesi island is still being uncovered.
"Victims who have not been found are declared missing", he said.
The natural disaster triggered tsunami waves that reached six meters.
There are fears that vast numbers of decomposing bodies could be buried beneath Petobo and Balaroa - two areas virtually wiped off the map - and authorities have warned survivors to steer clear as they brace for more macabre discoveries.
Nugroho confirmed that rescuers found the body of the South Korean, making him the only foreigner known to have perished in the disaster.
Aid is continuing to pour into hard-hit areas of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, which has been rattled by some 450 aftershocks since an natural disaster and tsunami struck just over a week ago.
"There was a palpable sense of relief from the evacuees when they got into our Herc", Flight Lieutenant Dave Natapu, aircraft captain from RNZAF No 40 Squadron, said.
While aid is finally reaching isolated communities in Indonesia, many Indonesians in Canada are finally finding out the fate of their family members in the disaster zone.
A floating hospital run by the Indonesian navy and docked in Palu has already assisted with the delivery of four babies, local media reported.
Prasetyo noted that the president has encouraged economic activities to restart but that businesses can't do that without security.
Sulawesi is one of Indonesia's five main islands.
But search efforts are expected to end on Thursday.
Drinking water has been identified as one of the most urgent needs in Donggala, one of the worst-affected districts on the island, along with shelter, healthcare and psychosocial support, UN News said. Soldiers unloaded tons of supplies, including medicine and small portable generators, in boxes emblazoned with the Japanese flag and the words "From the People of Japan".
Wiranto, who uses one name, said heavy equipment cannot operate in such areas because they could potentially sink in the soft mud.
The official toll has surpassed 1,400 deaths with thousands injured and 70,000 residents displaced. Figures for more remote areas, some still cut off by destroyed roads and landslides, are only trickling in, if at all.